Emmett Tyrrell

Why is there no outpouring of concern from civil libertarians? Some observers say that it is because "the ruling class" feared itself threatened. Democrats and Republicans in the most powerful nation on earth were threatened. The president of the United States was threatened. So the death of Miriam Carey will be given short shrift.

Frankly, I find this explanation preposterous. We are a nation of laws. We extend the rule of law even to the criminal class. It should also be extended to the mentally ill Carey. It is not too late to extend it to her. Perhaps this is one instance in which Jackson and Sharpton can join with conservatives and demand an investigation. How many more defenseless citizens are going to be killed before the civilized among us demand action?


Emmett Tyrrell

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. is founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator and co-author of Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House.
 
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